Seth Davies, quietly one of the top high rollers in the world, capped off his GGPoker Spring Festival in a big way. The Oregon native took down the GGPoker Spring Festival Sunday Millions, a $25,500 buy-in online poker tournament, for $956,440 on Monday evening.
He won a heads-up battle against Sami Kelopuro, who also won a $25,500 event on GGPoker last week, to land the title. Kelopuro, a Finnish pro, received $717,228 for 2nd place, about $140,000 more than he earned for winning a recent high roller.
The Sunday Millions took place each Sunday to Monday during the GGPoker Spring Festival. It’s a $150 million guaranteed series that wraps up Tuesday, with 172 entries during its finale. That created a prize pool of $4,300,000. A total of 23 players cashed. Joakim Andersson, whose been crushing it online lately, earned the smallest chunk of that prize pool ($48,982 for 23rd place).
The final table had plenty of tough competition. Ike Haxton took 8th place ($127,543), Andras Nemeth went out in 5th place ($302,453), and Elio Fox busted in 3rd place ($537,846).
After Fox busted, his loss set up a heads-up match between Kelopuro and Davies, one of two Americans at the final table. Kelopuro was down to just 10 big blinds, so he was forced to shove his 9-5 suited on the button. Davies made the call with the lead holding J-8 suited. The board ran out 3-8-6-5-J, giving Davies a winning two pair and the GGPoker Spring Festival Sunday Millions for $956,440.
Seth Davies can compete with the best
Seth Davies is accustomed to winning the big bucks, both online and live. As a live tournament player, he’s cashed for nearly $9 million. His biggest score — $1,020,000 — came in 2019, a 5th place finish in the $250,000 buy-in Partypoker Millions in the Bahamas.
Davies is quietly among the best players in the world, both literally and figuratively. He doesn’t receive the publicity of some other high rollers such as Stephen Chidwick and Justin Bonomo. Part of that reason could be due to his quiet demeanor at the table, unlike certain pros like Daniel Negreanu, and the fact that he doesn’t play as many events as the aforementioned poker stars. But when he competes, he’s always a force to be reckoned with.
The GGPoker Spring Festival, one of the largest events in online poker history, is wrapping up its historic series. When the Main Event concludes, that’s all she wrote. But it won’t be long before GGPoker hosts another massive series. In fact, in just four days the poker site will begin a $100 million guaranteed WSOP Super Circuit Series, which promises to hand out 20 WSOP Circuit rings to lucky winners throughout the month of May. And then in the summer, starting August 1, GGPoker will, for the second straight year, host a WSOP Online Bracelet Series.
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